Art Exhibits

Exhibits at the Garden

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens hosts many art and sculpture exhibits throughout the season. Learn more about the current and upcoming exhibits below.

Repurposed Garden by André Benoit

Monday, May 1-Friday June 30
Bosarge Family Education Center

André Benoit’s garden-motif wood assemblages are a delightful mix of wood, metal, and salvaged materials. He incorporates discarded furniture and various cast-offs from building sites, as well as natural elements and flotsam and jetsam from the Maine shoreline. Using the contrast in pigment value and the juxtaposition of various shapes and forms, he creates abstract pieces that invoke interesting, and often playful, botanically suggestive artwork.

André Benoit, an abstract assemblage sculptor, uses repurposed wooden remnants from a myriad of sources and environments to represent iconic motifs. Workmanship by hand or machine, plus exposure to the outdoors or ocean, create eye-catching contours and patinas that both entertain and maintain the interest of the viewer. He is sparing in his use of pigment in order to prevent dominating the overall impression and obscuring the beauty of the wood’s surface. Embracing the concept of Wabi-sabi, his work presents an intentional asymmetry and somewhat unfinished appearance that captures spontaneity and enhances the piece’s overall impression.

Bugs, Birds, and Blooms by Mindy Lighthipe

Saturday, July 1-Friday, August 25
Bosarge Family Education Center

Mindy Lighthipe exhibits her stunning artwork in our Bosarge Family Education Center. The exhibit features her precise and exquisite multimedia drawings and paintings of insects, birds, and botanicals.

Mindy has been exhibiting her art since 1998 in juried and solo exhibitions. In 2009, she received a Silver Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in London. In 2010, she had a solo exhibition at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Mindy currently teaches scientific illustration at the University of Florida. To learn more, visit

Tickled Pink by Gardens’ Photography Club

Saturday, August 26-closing day
Bosarge Family Education Center

Gardeners, photographer, artists, and nature-lovers of every stripe will enjoy this fun and fabulous photography exhibit in the Bosarge Family Education Center. Select work by our Photography Club will feature artful images in shades of pink and red, all taken at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.